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The Story Behind the Mambo N.Y. Style On 2

Of African and European parentage, the mambo is the result of a long cross-cultural journey, an example of the kind of sensual alchemy which is a specialty of the Caribbean. Mambo, conga and bongo were originally Bantu names for musical instruments that were used in rituals and gradually became secular. Mambo means "conversation with the gods" and in Cuba designates a sacred song of the Congos, Cubans of Bantu origin. The Congos have absorbed a variety of foreign influences and the mambo is a delicious cocktail of Bantu, Spanish and Yoruba.

2011 AZ Salsa Festival

May 14 2011

 

Victor Manuelle, N'Klave, Elvis Crespo Concert in Phoenix

Feb 19 2011 7:00 pm

 

Black and White 2011 New Year's Eve Salsa Gala!!

Dec 31 2010 8:00 pm
Jan 1 2011 2:00 am

 

2010 AZ Salsa Congress

Apr 10 2010

Grupo Manteca @ Las Casuelitas

Oct 30 2009

Tito Puente Jr. and Orchestra in Tucson

Oct 10 2009 8:00 pm

Celebrate the high-voltage, Afro-Caribbean sounds that made Tito Puente “El Rey,” – the undisputed King of Latin music. Hot horn arrangements soar over irresistible, hard-driving, Latin polyrhythms as Tito Puente, Jr. celebrates his father’s legacy of mambo, merengue, salsa and cha-cha-cha classics and introduces a few new favorites with a contemporary flair. Tito Puente influenced generations of musicians with the conga- and timbale-driven tempos and spicy charm of his arrangements. His animated performance style lives on in his son's infectious showmanship, as he and his orchestra transport the audience to a festive evening in the tropics.

 

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HocoFest 09: Latin Music Festival

Sep 4 2009

Tucson Jazz Society Salsa Concert with OLU

May 10 2009 7:00 pm

Note: If you say that you are part of the TucsonSalsa.com community, you will be able to get in to the event for $10.

Reno Dance Sensation 2009

Apr 16 2009
Apr 19 2009

More information at: http://www.renodancesensation.com/

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